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The John Cochran VA Medical Center. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

VA Audit: St. Louis Hospital’s Wait Time is 6th Worst in Nation

The audit found an 86-day wait at the St. Louis center—the 6th worst in the nation.

06/10/2014

The John Cochran VA Medical Center. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

VA: 1,400 Patients in St. Louis Were Never Seen

The VA on Monday released details of an audit of 731 VA hospitals and outpatient clinics.

06/09/2014

The John Cochran VA Medical Center. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Despite Call for Action, Few Lawmakers on VA Committees

They’re all beating the drum on behalf of our veterans now, but when it comes to overseeing the Veterans Administration on Capitol Hill, most lawmakers are Missing in Action.

06/06/2014

The John Cochran VA Medical Center. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Blunt, McCaskill Urge Accountability for VA

Veterans Affairs leaders need to be held accountable, Missouri’s U.S. senators said Wednesday.

06/04/2014

John Cochran V.A. Medical Center (Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Veterans: Shinseki’s Resignation ‘Just Politics’

This morning, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned amid growing controversy surrounding veterans’ health care.

05/30/2014

Photo: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images

Sen. Blunt: Allow Veterans Care at Private Facilities

As hearings on the VA scandals continue in Washington, the Missouri senator is responding to calls to add more staff to handle the influx of new veterans.

05/29/2014

File photo of Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO). (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Sen. Blunt: No Answers from St. Louis VA

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says he asked officials at the John Cochran VA Medical Center point-blank about a whistleblower’s allegations of delays in mental health treatment and doctors slacking off.

05/28/2014

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Sen. Blunt to Meet With St. Louis VA Officials

Officials at St. Louis’ John Cochran VA Hospital can expect some tough questions this morning, as Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt meets with them about allegations of inadequate mental health care.

05/28/2014

Memorial Day 2014 at Jefferson Barracks. Photo: KMOX/Brett Blume

Local Veterans React to VA Health Care Scandal

On Memorial Day, local military veterans also had the opportunity to discuss the current VA health care scandal with friends and former comrades.

05/27/2014

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Salute to Veterans Airshow in Columbia This Weekend

26th annual Salute to Veterans in Columbia, Missouri, this Memorial Day weekend is one of the largest events of its kind.

05/23/2014

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